Next Course starts 10th February!


What you can gain from the course

Reduced bloating, improved digestion and increased energy levels, alongside delicious recipes designed by bestselling cookbook authors and founders of The Happy Pear, David and Stephen Flynn, expert advice from Gastroenterologist, Dr Alan Desmond, and Registered Dietitian, Rosie Martin.

Jane Williams

"The course has changed my life and given me beautiful food with no bloating and no cravings!"

Anne Ryan

"The Happy Gut course gave me a completely new outlook on food and life!"


A healthy vegan diet creates an excellent environment for promoting good gut health, giving you the best chance of improving your microbiome composition and overall gut health. Our recipes and meal plans have been designed to ensure you are getting all the nutrients you need, as well as making sure they are delicious and easy to make.

Next Course Starts 10th February









The course includes:

  • Over 50 exclusive Low Fodmap vegan recipes designed in conjunction with a Registered Dietitian
  • Tailored meal plans and handy shopping lists to suit a variety of different lifestyles 
  • In-depth course notes based on the latest scientific research on gut health 
  • Course lasts 6 weeks, you will have access for 12 weeks and can get more time if you need it. 
  • All course content can be done in your own time and pace
  • Weekly supportive Q&As
  • Access to a private online community to help support you on your journey towards improving your gut health
  • The support of a dedicated online customer care team

Community support to help you succeed

Weekly live Q&A sessions, access to a private online community, weekly emails, and a friendly online customer care team, so that you feel supported every step of the way


"These lovely boys (The Happy Pear) always create incredible tasty food"

Jamie Oliver
Chef and bestselling author


Dr Alan Desmond

Dr Alan Desmond is Board Certified in both Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine. He actively promotes a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet, particularly for patients with chronic digestive disorders.

The Happy Pear

David and Stephen Flynn are the founders of The Happy Pear and plant-based chefs with over 20 million views on their recipes on their YouTube channel. They are international bestselling cookbook authors with restaurants, shops and a hugely popular range of vegan products on sale in stores across Ireland.

Rosie Martin

Rosie is a registered dietitian (RD) with a special interest in disease prevention and plant-based nutrition. She currently works for the NHS, where she supports a wide range of patients, with her daily work ranging from coeliac disease to cancer.

Learn more about your Happy Gut Team

Dr Alan Desmond is a Consultant Gastroenterologist based in Devon. Board Certified in both Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine, he completed his specialist training in Cork, Dublin and Oxford. Dr Desmond is his hospital’s Clinical Lead for the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, a topic on which he has published numerous research papers.

Dr Desmond actively promotes a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet, particularly for patients with chronic digestive disorders. He is a founding Advisory Board member of Plant Based Professionals UK and is currently engaged in Clinical Research evaluating a Whole Food Plant-based Dietary Intervention as a treatment for patients with Crohn’s disease.

You can find him on Instagram @devongutdoctor and on-line at

David and Stephen Flynn started The Happy Pear in 2004 in Greystones, Co.

Wicklow, Ireland to create a happier, healthier world and build community. Today they are renowned wholefood and plant-based chefs, award-winning and

international bestselling authors, YouTube stars with more than 20 million views, regular international, inspirational speakers and media contributors, and they have a combined online and social media following of over a million.

The Happy Pear business now employs around 120 people and it has grown into

one of the most vibrant and renowned award-winning businesses on the Irish food scene, with more than 30 vegan products available throughout Ireland

and leading foodie stores. The business now comprises: three wholefood cafés/food stores; a sprout farm producing wheatgrass and healthy living, organic sprouts and microgreens; a Happy Pear branded food manufacturing and distribution business producing award-winning products; a coffee roastery producing hand roasted Happy Pear coffee, using the best specialty coffee available; and a range of delicious fermented foods.

David and Stephen are three-time No. 1 bestselling authors. Their cookbooks have sold more than 250,000 books and they have won ‘Irish cookbook of the year’ and been on the bestseller list in The Uk with their books being translated in Dutch too. 

Rosie is a registered dietitian (RD) with a special interest in disease prevention and plant-based nutrition. She currently works for the NHS, where she supports a wide range of patients, with her daily work ranging from coeliac disease to cancer.

Originally trained as a zoologist, and working in animal behaviour in the UK and Australia, Rosie got her first taste of studying nutrition whilst analysing the diets of reptile house residents! Following her move back to the UK, she decided to pursue her fascination in the science of human health and nutrition.

Rosie loves all animals, is happiest surrounded by nature, and experiments with plant-based, gluten-free cooking on many a willing recipient!

"They are incredible men (The Happy Pear)...they are vegan, fit as fiddles, full of joy, they are interested in building bridges, I really, really like them."

Russell Brand

Just 6 weeks to a healthier, happier and more energised you!

Join The Happy Gut Course NOW & take control of your health!

What the course covers

  • Introduction to the digestive tract
  • What is gut microbiome and why is it important?
  • Where do our gut microbes come from and what do they do?
  • How does food influence the microbiome?
  • What are FODMAPS?
  • The Gut Microbiome in the 21st Century
  • How is the modern diet harmful to the microbiome?
  • Processed food and its effect on our overall health
  • Our microbiome loves fibre. Do we eat enough?
  • Does eating meat help our microbiome?
  • Doctor’s top tips for maintaining a healthy microbiome
  • Are carbohydrates good or bad? Whole carbs vs refined carbs
  • Rosie’s top tips to beat the bloat
  • Whole Fats vs Refined Fats
  • Protein – how much do we really need?
  • Calcium and Vitamin D – dairy and strong bones?
  • Iron
  • ‘The Pleasure Trap’ concept
  • Is a completely plant-based diet healthy in the long term?
  • Vitamin B12 – what is it, where does it come from, and should I take a supplement?
  • What about omega-3 fatty acid
  • Is a plant-based diet safe in pregnancy and during breastfeeding
  • The gut and beyond – the overall health benefits of a healthy, plant-based diet
  • Do we need to eat animals?
  • What about eggs?
  • What about fish?
  • What are probiotics? Should I take them?

  • Uncover the links between mental health and diet, and how to keep your results for life
  • Learn about exercise, activity and stress control
  • Final chance to ask any questions before the course is over

"Unbelievably tasty veggie food for lunch today at The Happy Pear 😍👌🏽 Buddha bowl and vegetarian lasagne 🔥♥️ Thanks for having me stay over guys. I’ve loved the food, the calmness of the countryside, the wonderful community you’ve created and the dip in the sea this morning ♥️🙌🏽 See you again soon"

Joe Wicks
The Body Coach

Frequently Asked Questions

You have access for 12 weeks in total for Happy Gut and 8 week in total for Happy Heart.

We put a limited time on it so as to motivate people to take action NOW as it is very easy to put something like this on the long finger. If you need more time, send us an email and we can more than likely give you some extra time.

Shopping lists are provided on our courses and you will be able to purchase most of the ingredients in your local supermarket, health food shop or online.

Yes, this it is fine. Our courses are self-led, once they begin, so you can access the course content at any point in time.

This means that you can do it when it suits you. You also have an additional 4/6 weeks of access to your chosen course after it ends, so you should have plenty of time to complete it.

The cooking, depending on what meal plan you choose and how many you are cooking for, can take anything from 3 hours for the whole week, or an hour or so every day. The course notes can be accessed at whatever time suits you and it is a self-led course, so you do not need to follow along live.

Yes, all the course content is online, so it can be accessed from anywhere in the world at any time you like!

Yes, your course can be accessed on both a mobile phone and laptop/ computer.

Yes, you can still do our courses. You will not be able to take part in the live Q&As and ask questions live but the Q&A recordings are uploaded to the site after they are finished, so you won’t miss anything!

We would recommend if you want the full experience, that you make a Facebook account just for the course. As this gives you an opportunity to interact with others on the course which we find can help you keep on track.

If you don’t have a Facebook account and don’t want to create one, simply email in your questions and we will answer them during the live Q&A.

Caffeine is great for sharpening your focus and helping you with certain daily tasks that might need your sustained concentration. So, moderate caffeine intake is absolutely fine.

We recommend you limit your caffeine intake on our courses to either 1-2 cups of coffee per day OR 2-3 cups of breakfast or green tea per day, changing all other teas to herbal tea or warm water. Use your favourite non-dairy milk as needed.

For our Happy Gut Course, certain types of tea can be high in FODMAP content. Chai, camomile, dandelion, fennel and oolong teas should all be avoided during the course. Please also avoid ‘sugar-free’ drinks. The artificial sweeteners can cause bloating and are not good for your gut microbiome health!

We generally advise anyone going to the effort of doing our courses, tries to eliminate alcohol but it's not the be all and end all. If alcohol makes you eat more veg then the odd glass of Rioja is fine by us!

Just be mindful of the foods you’re craving the day after alcohol intake. Keep them whole-food and plant-based, and you’ll be grand. For our Happy Gut Course, two exceptions are rum and dessert wines. These are both high in FODMAPs, so best avoided during the course.

Gluten containing foods present on the Happy Heart course can be replaced with gluten-free options or omitted completely.

All of the recipes on the Happy Gut course are gluten-free. Some meals do include oats, if you have coeliac disease please only use oats that are labelled “gluten-free”.

During week 6 of the course, gluten does appear in the form of wholewheat pancakes and wholegrain bread. If you have coeliac disease, please do not include these items.

Multiple professional organisations, including the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the British Dietetic Association, agree that a plant-based diet is safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Eating a healthy diet during your pregnancy and during your infant’s early life is crucial. It is important that all mums and mums-to-be are meeting all their nutritional needs.

The Vegan Society has produced a wonderful online resource on pregnancy and breastfeeding, which you can access for free by clicking here.

Like everybody aiming for optimal digestive and overall health, those eating a plant-based diet do need to ensure that they are getting a few key nutrients and may even need to take some supplements

To ensure that you get the maximum benefit from your healthy diet, we do recommend that you supplemental vitamin B12 and vitamin D.You may choose to purchase individual supplements, but in our opinion, the easiest way to achieve this by far is by taking a supplement called “VEG-1”. VEG-1 is a single daily pill which contains the recommended doses of vitamin b12, vitamin D, iodine and other important nutrients. It is available with global delivery from

While we cannot guarantee that our Happy gut course will help you to lose weight, many people report this as a side-effect of having taken part.

Our Happy Gut Course is not designed to be a weight-loss programme. There is no counting calories. Alongside the meal plans, we have provided a list of recommended snacks that you can tuck into any time.

The content is delivered both though written word and videos.

Our meal plans provide at least 1800kcals per day, plus more if you include the recommended snacks and picnics. As a healthy whole food plant-based diet often leads to weight loss, this course may not be suitable for you if you are underweight or have recently gotten be through a period of weight loss.

If you have Crohn’s disease with known strictures or narrowed sections in your gut, or if you have had significant sections of your bowel removed by operation for any reason, you may not tolerate the higher fibre content of the Happy Gut recipes. Similarly, individuals with stomas may find that the higher fibre nature of the meal plan results in excess stoma output.

If you have any long-term health conditions or any specific health concerns, we advise you to speak with your own healthcare professional before signing up to any of our courses.

You are entitled to a full refund within one week of your payment, in accordance with Distance Selling regulations, provided that the course has not already started.
We cannot refund fees in respect of cancellation after this time but we can facilitate a transfer to the course at a different date. We cannot offer partial refunds to students who do not finish a course. In the event that you are unable to complete the course within the intended time period, please contact [email protected] discuss and extension.

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